October 19 - November 5, 2017

Concord, Massachusetts

Two weeks of talks, readings, and discussions celebrating the written and the spoken word.
  • Colman Andrews
    Colman Andrews
  • Alice Hoffman
    Alice Hoffman
  • Gordon Wood
    Gordon Wood
  • Gish Jen
    Gish Jen

Festival Sponsors

Sponsors at four different levels receive a variety of benefits, including ad space in the printed program of events. Please for more information or to become a sponsor.


Middlesex Savings Bank



Newbury Court


EMASS Senior Softball

Verrill Farm

Colonial Spirits of Acton

Emerson Hospital

First Literacy

Concord Orchestra

Walden Woods Project


Concord Women’s Chorus

The Concord Players

Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty

N.P. James Insurance Agency

Debra’s Natural Gourmet

Emerson Consulting Group

Artinian Jewelry

Thoreau Farm Trust


McWalter Volunteer Ins.

Hawthorne Inn

Fairbank and Perry

Concord Museum

Barrow Bookstore

Concord Bookshop